I've posted this in the HTPC forum but have had little to no response. Maybe I'm not clear or its so simple and I don't see it.
Anyway, thought I'd post here in hopes that people that go CIH would understand what I'm looking for.
My current projector does not have lens memory nor the capability to do the "Shrink Method" (rescaling), so I was hopeful my HTPC could handle this task for me. Ok heres what I'm after.
I use zoom on my projector to fill the scope image 2.4 CIH. My projector does not have memory function, nor re-scaling capability (shrink method). I'd like my HTPC to do this. Ultimately would like to keep it zoomed and have the HTPC digitally re-scale to 16:9.
1) Is there a quick (hot button) type setting in the Win 7 OS that would allow this when not running a media application (ie. MCE, XBMC, etc).
2) As I understand, MPC-HC can do this with a key stroke - is this true and how? Do either of the other two media applications have this functionality? What would be real cool is if you could tie the function to each individual movie (via meta data?) so that the media player automatically switches to a preset scaling in memory depending on what aspect ratio the movie was tied to.
I will eventually get a new projector, but I'm really no rush to buy a new one and in the mean time I'd like to set this up.
Any help appreciated.